Dr Aruna Kumar

Associate Professor

Amity Institute of Biotechnology
  • Academic Area

    Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Plant Biotechnology

  • Teaching Interests

    I teach Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA technology, Genomics and Proteomics etc
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc (Hons)(Botany)-1993,Hindu college

    Post Graduation : M.Sc(Biotechnology)-1995,M.S. University, Baroda Gujarat

    Doctorate : Ph.D(Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)-2001,IARI, New Delhi

  • Experience

    25 Jul 2011 - Present
    Associate Professor,
    Amity Institute of Biotechnology

    01 Apr 2008 - 30 Sep 2010
    Postdoctoral fellow,
    University of Missouri, USA,

    01 Apr 2003 - 31 May 2005
    Postdoctoral fellow,
    Wasgington State University,

  • Current Courses Taught

    Advanced Recombinant DNA Technology

    Basic Food Biotechnology

    Basics of Recombinant DNA Technology

    Fundamentals of Recombinant DNA Technology

    Recombinant DNA Technology

  • Research Interests

    My interest is in cloning and characterization of genes involved in biosynthesis of industrially important fatty acids.
  • Publications

    Restoring pistil-side self-incompatibility factors recapitulates an interspecific reproductive barrier between tomato species. ,
    The Plant Journal

    Developmental onset of reproductive barriers and associated proteome changes in stigma/styles of Solanum pennellii. ,
    Journal of Experimental Botany

    The ExbD periplasmic domain contains distinct functional regions for two stages in TonB energization. ,
    Journal of Bacteriology

    ) Interspecific reproductive barriers in the tomato clade: opportunities to decipher mechanisms of reproductive isolation ,
    Sexual Plant Reproduction

    Perspectives on the Human Genome ,
    Academic Press

    Pollen-pistil interactions and the endomembrane system. ,
    Journal of Experimental Botany

    A duplicated coxI gene is associated with cytoplasmic male sterility in an alloplasmic Brassica juncea line derived from somatic hybridization with Diplotaxis catholica. ,
    Journal of Genetics

    Cytoplasmic male sterility in alloplasmic Brassica juncea carrying Diplotaxis catholica cytoplasm: molecular characterization and genetics of fertility restoration. ,
    Theoretical and Applied Genetics

    Multiple features that distinguish unilateral incongruity and self-incompatibility in the tomato clade. ,
    The Plant Journal

    Vegetable Oil: Nutritional and Industrial Perspective. ,
    Bentham Science

  • Projects

    Isolation and characterization of industrially important fatty acid biosynthetic genes from plants.(NA)
    CLoning of oleate hydroxylase geneby (Department of Biotechnology)

  • Conferences attended

    “Application of Metagenomic Tools for Bioremediation Towards Environmental Restoration”
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Biotechnology

    “Indo African International Training Program on Quality Management of Tissue Culture Raised Plants”
    Organized By :Sir Richard Roberts Centre for Genetically Modified Organisms and Amity Institute of Biotechnology Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida

    “Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Plant Tissue culture for African Candidates”
    Organized By :Sir Richard Roberts Centre for Genetically Modified Organisms and Amity Institute of Biotechnology Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida

    International Conference on Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology-2018
    Organized By :Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida

  • Short Description

    I did my PhD from National Reseacrh Center on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi followed by Post-Doctoral experience from Washington State University and University of Missouri, USA. I joined Amity University in 2011 as Assistant Professsor, Grad III.